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Best GPS Running watch

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Pinkponiesrock Sat 21-Jan-17 21:25:36

My very faithful Tomtom runner has given up the go flowers
I'm now on the look out for a new GPS watch. Not too fussed about HRM however need a laps/efforts measuring function, an easy to read screen as I don't run with my glasses on, good battery life and compatible with Strava. Watches have probably moved on a lot since I bought mine and all of the above comes as standard.
Let me know what you all have and whether you like them or not, thanks.

OrangeSunset Tue 31-Jan-17 06:56:24

I've got a garmin 235. It was one of the first that came with wrist-based HRM. I use the online garmin portal to load workouts e.g. Intervals and then sync to the phone.
Lots of different options for the activity screen e.g. Pace, HR etc.

Great battery life - probs 3-4 days. It links to my iPhone and tells me about texts and other notifications(although the connection can be intermittent).

Has running, cycling and 'other'settings and links with Strava seemlessly. I don't think the HRM is always accurate e.g. If it's very cold/sweaty etc but it's ok as a guide.

ThatsNotMyToddler Tue 31-Jan-17 19:49:58

I have the 235 as well and love it - I'm quite the post-run geek anysing all my data!!

ThatsNotMyToddler Tue 31-Jan-17 19:50:13


Olswitcharoo Tue 31-Jan-17 20:05:55

I have a Garmin 440 forerunner, it's ok if all you need it for is running, keeping your data, times and courses. Not so brilliant if you want it for anything else.

PickleSarnie Tue 31-Jan-17 22:01:05

I also have the 235. Bloody love it

I work in central London and my forerunner 10 was crap at finding a signal. Which is a common complaint with others in my office and their gps watches. But I turn on the GPS and Glonass setting and it finds a satellite in seconds.

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